Baguio City in the Philippines – New UNESCO Creative City

Beautiful Baguio City in Northern Luzon has been designated a UNESCO ‘Creative City’.

UNESCO Creative Cities commit to develop and exchange innovative best practices to promote creative industries, strengthen participation in cultural life, and integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies. The network currently includes 180 cities across 72 countries.

As a purely personal aside, getting to Baguio can be somewhat tough (about 6 – 7 hours by bus from Manila) but it’s well worth it if you can.